Quantum Composites has introduced a cost-effective hybrid carbon fibre material that is an alternative for traditional fibreglass and metal applications in a number of industries.
The company say the new hybrid carbon fibre material offers the performance benefits of carbon fibre at a cost similar to high-performance fibreglass. It is easily mouldable, delivering parts that are high strength, low density, and resistant to fatigue. The hybrid compound can also be customised to achieve specific application requirements and is suitable for fast cure compression moulding to form complex parts in high-volume production.
The new product (AMC-8590-12CFH) is part of Quantum’s AMC-8500 Engineered Structural Composite series. These materials are available in a range of product offerings, including carbon or glass reinforcement in epoxy, vinyl ester and polyester, phenolic, BMI and polyimide resin matrices.